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Pros: -Nice baskets
-Many aces, every hole is possible.
-Tees are marked by a stone in the ground.
-I liked hole 4. You can see the basket directly between two bushy trees but you don't really want to go for it because the gap is small and the trees would eat your disc. This makes you think about your options a little bit.
-It is easy to find your way around this course. Most tees are close to last basket.
-Other stuff to do here: playground for kids, shelter, soccer field (aka 3's fairway).
Cons: -Hole 2's basket is directly in front of 3's tee. I almost freaked myself out because people were watching me as I played through them (they were practicing near 3's basket) because I thought I was going to black ace the other basket. 5's tee is also in the line for an rhbh hyzer of 4's hole. 7's tee is in danger with an overthrow on 6. You get the picture. Most tees are pretty close to the last basket.
-Most holes didn't have any real obstacles.
-The last half of the course plays over and through a retention pond. Don't play if it has rained recently.
Other Thoughts: -This was the last course that I played on my 6 course assault on the Greeley area. It certainly wasn't the best. I wouldn't recommend this course unless you lived in the large residential neighborhood next to the course, are a course bagger, or are a beginner or have kids. If you are looking for a challenge, it isn't here.
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Pros: Can play round in 15 minutes. . Nice quick rounds. Good Work Break Round if you live close.
Cons: The Whole course it extremly short. The Difficulty is Minimal at Best.
Other Thoughts: If you are a Beginner this is your course. If not, well, then, not so much! Longest hole is #3 which is probably 290 at most. If you live in the area it is not a bad option, but otherwise the University of Northern Colorado Course is a much better option. This course is not worth a trip on it's own but if you're touring Greeley, CO this could be a nice ending round to the other 2 Greeley Courses.
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Look Mommy, A Disc Golf Course Built For Me!
Pros: This is a typical community park course that caters more to kids, families, and beginners. With nothing over 300', most beginners will enjoy this quick and easy stroll in and around the drainage ditch. Each tee box is marked with a concrete box set into the ground to not interfere with the mowers that have the number pressed into the concrete. The baskets are DISCatchers and are easy to spot in the open field with numbers clearly indicated on the yellow bars.
Since this is a community park that gets a lot of family use, there is playground equipment, walking trail, and manicured lawn that you can push a stroller on. This is a good place to drop off the family and get in a casual round and little more. A few holes have 10' to 15' minor elevation changes playing from the top of the retention pond to the bottom.
BEST HOLE/S: #7
Cons: The pro that is the con - it's a boring course meant for beginners and families. Anyone who is above the recreational level will be bored immediately, since there is absolutely no challenge or variety. Holes that do incorporate some trees like #2 are only about 150', so there simply not much that this course can offer decent players besides a possible ace run. Also, note that you'll need your insect repellent because Greeley is usually thick with mosquitoes in the summer.
The tee boxes are slightly rutted into the grass, which is more of a pro because the stupid tee markers are near impossible to find in the grass. I found myself looking for worn areas more than I was for concrete and still had a hard time finding #3, and never did stick it out long enough to locate #1. I understand the modern graveyard look is a convenience for the mowers, but it can be very aggravating to first timers to the course.
WORST HOLE/S: #9
Bottom line is that Pioneer Park will probably never be a destination location and is clearly ranked at the bottom of the three Greeley courses. If I have time, I would always rather play Epple Park
or the University of N. Colorado Campus
course over this place. However, my wife would like this course, because it plays right to her level, so if you have a rating below 750-800, you could actually enjoy the success you'll feel here. At least you won't have to fight to crowds like you might at the other courses. If you feel adding another course to your list, or need a quick fix and are in the area, Pioneer Park will do in a pinch.
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